We don’t get a huge amount of snow over here. When we do it seems to have two outcomes. Major panic and everything grinds to a halt, while the other half race to the nearest slope and play in it until our hands are fit to drop off. Snowmen appear (there was even a family of snow animals down the road from us last year) from nowhere, shops sell out of sledges and it took me a trip to four shops in town before I could find any wellie boots as 3 out of the four were closed due to bad weather.
I must confess to being rather on the big kid side when the snow comes. So much so I have to wake the children early (sorry kiddies) when I see the garden all white, just to see them rub their sleepy eyes and watch them widen as the view before their eyes dawns on them.
I LOVE SNOW!!! I love the sound of feet crunching through it; more so if nobody else has walked there yet. I love watching it fall seeing it sparkle and dance. I love playing with my babies in it. I love stepping on snow that is deeper than it looks and sinking to my knees. I could go on all day. I know it is different when you have it for weeks and it is so much deeper than we get it, but still. It makes everything so beautiful.
I love the way even the tiniest of little branches and dried flowers seem to hold the snow, defying gravity…
But I think most of all, I love seeing my children wrapped all warm and toasty, with pink noses and cheeks, as happy as Larry having the time of their lives!
I took advantage of the beautiful backdrop yesterday to photograph a recently finished shawl. I started it about a year ago, before I could read knitting charts very well, so , after a lot of mistakes and ended up my unfinished box. As I said in my previous post it is my new year’s knitolution to finish these projects – this being the first one:
It is knitted in Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace in teal which is utterly divine – a blend of wool and silk.
The colour inspired me to have a go at spinning my own and I spent a couple of hours last night blending some merino roving with some silk.
Where ever you are, however deep your snow – ENJOY!